Schools bring a variety of benefits to their host suburbs, some of which might come as a surprise to you.
Consider these four benefits when deciding on your next suburb and your future self could be thanking you!
1. Better roads and traffic management
Whilst living close to a school may mean you’re more susceptible to peak drop-off/pick-up traffic, take a look at the more significant roads that feed traffic into those drop off areas. Typically they're well maintained, safer and have active traffic management – all great things when you’re behind the wheel.
2. Improved public transport
Public transport services in these suburbs are generally more reliable, frequent and multiple routes. This, on-top of better traffic management, gives you a few more options and can significantly improve your commute to work, sporting events or a night out on the town!
3. Street Maintenance
Ever noticed that the streets closer to schools always seem to look a little cleaner, sharper or even just more frequently mowed? Well, that's no coincidence. Council's will generally keep the roads, verges and shrubbery around the school in better condition. After all, it's the most frequented area by non-suburb dwellers; why not make a good impression?
4. More green space
Want to feel calmer, happier or even less stressed? According to the World Health Organisation, access to green spaces in urban environments improves overall health and well-being. That means those school ovals are not only a great place to work out, relax or have a game of football, but also can potentially improve your quality of life!
Deciding on a suburb is hard, but knowing all the factors to consider when choosing a suburb is harder.
Use our housing report to find out the most liveable and affordable suburbs in your city. We've done the hard work for you.
The People’s Choice of Housing analyses and assesses data relating to Adelaide suburbs for their serviceability, affordability and liveability. Serviceability includes an assessment of whether a couple on ordinary incomes with average debt and expenditure levels would be likely to receive finance approval for a loan for a median-priced home in each suburb, based on standard industry assessment practices. Affordability looks to the amount left to a borrower after paying for mortgage payments. Liveability assesses a broad range of factors including crime rates relating to each suburb, public transport accessibility and driveability.
Suburbs without median house prices available for the report period are not available for assessment. The People’s Choice of Housing cannot provide individual advice as financial circumstances differ, but does provide an indication of which suburbs or towns may appeal to first homebuyers.
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